MKM Instructors

Meet the MKM Team

MKM Head Instructor

Sam Graham

Sam is the founder and Head Krav Maga Instructor at Martial Krav Maga. He is highly qualified and has a wealth of real-world experience to which he acquired in self-defence training and 10 years serving as a Royal Marines Commando. He runs MKM full time and ensuring the standards are kept to a maximum within the association.

MKM Instructors

Simon Pridmore mkm instructor

Simon initially trained in karate reaching the grade of 2nd Dan Black belt and instructed in this art for over 4 years before finding Krav Maga. An avid challenge enthusiast, he’s completed the Great North run 3 times and frequently conducts endurance events for charity. His main focus is teaching controlled aggression and eliminating the threat that’s put in front of his students.

Ian Desbottes mkm instructor

Ian has always been keen on mental robustness and physical endurance. He has a flair for pushing people past their limits proving himself that the only limitation is what your mind sets you. He is a valued instructor at the club who is often approached by members to refine their techniques.

Ben Cross MKM Instructor

Ben was trained by Sam from a young age and instantly took to self-defence and martial arts. He also found a love for fitness and strength. He has been our main junior instructor for the last few years as well as now being a fully qualified Personal trainer. Amongst all this Ben has achieved a BSC in psychology which assists his knowledge in helping people achieve their goals physically and mentally.